Sitting in the park

parkbenchThis might well be the longest I’ve gone without writing a blog post since I started – where does the time go?!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the idea of fate. And I’ve come to the conclusion that believing things are just ‘meant to be’ is a really positive way of thinking and living. If you don’t accept things that come your way then you’re just left fighting against them.

I’m not sure that I really believe in destiny or fate, but I do believe in believing that everything will work out in the end. Hope is absolutely everything, and I can’t even imagine what it must be like to lose all hope. You have to believe that something better is around the corner when things aren’t so great, or you’d just stop trying, and to get anything really worthwhile out of life takes effort.

If it’s meant to be, it will be. If it’s not meant to be, it’s because there’s something better out there.

I’m starting to appreciate the fact that my job is actually a pretty good starter job. Life’s not a race and I’m holding on to my dreams and ideals, but right now I feel like maybe things are on track and where they’re ‘meant to be’. I’m finally beginning to let go of the regret I was holding about past opportunities and whether I made the right choices. I did what I thought was right at the time and that’s all that matters. Those things simply weren’t meant to be.

I’ve also done a little reading up on mindfulness – the practice of being fully in the moment here and now. It’s really calming and helps me to feel in control. Essentially (from my limited reading on the subject!) it’s a case of paying attention to each individual sense and appreciating them all without judging. I’ve been noticing the birds singing more than I might usually, and not getting so annoyed at music and chattering on the train. I’m not talking about anything spiritual or religious, just relaxation and acceptance – give it a try!

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4 comments on “Sitting in the park

  1. raimyd says:

    Struggling to go against the flow takes an enormous amount of energy. Hope and trust are the best paths to a fulfilling life. I really enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing.

    • It really does – sometimes you just have to accept that there are things you can’t control and hope and trust that everything’s going to work out. I’m glad you enjoyed reading, thanks for stopping by :)

  2. My belief in destiny and fate waxes and wanes with my moods, but its always a comforting idea

    • It is comforting, and I think the idea is all you really need. To me, whether or not you believe in destiny or fate is almost irrelevant, it’s more about believing that things are going to work out somehow, predetermined or not.

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